No suspect found in home following standoff in Odessa

ODESSA -- UPDATE: Authorities say that no suspect was found following a standoff at a home in Odessa on Thursday afternoon.

(Alex Castillo/CBS 7)

The Ector County Sheriff's Office states that windows of a home were shot out to use tear gas and that a robot was deployed, but that no suspect was found inside.

The search continues for the suspect, who is connected to a drive-by shooting in West Odessa on Thursday morning.

UPDATE: A suspect is now in custody following a standoff with law enforcement.

Authorities say that the windows were shot out of a home so that officers could use tear gas

UPDATE: Our reporter on scene tells us that shots have now been fired.

It's not clear if the shots came from law enforcement or a suspect.

An ambulance is on standby near the scene.
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A large law enforcement presence has been reported in an Odessa neighborhood Thursday afternoon.

According to a CBS 7 reporter on scene, the presence is located near the intersection of Copus Avenue and Alameda Avenue.

Officers with the Odessa Police Department, Ector County Sheriff's Office, and DPS all appear to be on scene and the street is being blocked off.

An armored vehicle and a drone are being used by law enforcement.

A homeowner who tells CBS 7 she is not currently able to return to her home states that law enforcement showed neighbors a photo of a man and asked if they had seen a suspect, stating that he is very dangerous.

That has not been confirmed by officials at this time.

It is not clear if this is connected to the search for a suspect involved in a drive-by shooting and chase in West Odessa earlier today.

ECISD tells CBS 7 that this is not affecting nearby schools.

CBS 7 will update this story as more information is released.